What Studies in Spatial Development Show in Ethiopia-Part II

SUBMITTED BY PRIYANKA KANTH CO-AUTHORS: MICHAEL GEIGER In Part I of our blog —based on a background note we wrote for the World Bank’s 2017–2022 Country Partnership Framework for Ethiopia—we presented our key findings on the spatial or regional distribution of poverty and child malnutrition in Ethiopia. In Part II of our blog, we look at changes in…

The tyrannical EPRDF must go

By Alemante Gebre-Selassie The country’s deadly protests stem from ethnic division, endemic corruption and high youth unemployment. The world must support calls for a new government ‘A further factor fuelling the protests in Ethiopia is youth unemployment and the sense of hopelessness it has engendered.’ Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters The deadly protests that have rocked Ethiopia over…

EPRDF meets protests with bullets

Biftu Bole Lutheran Church holds a prayer and candle ceremony for protesters who died in the town of Bishoftu. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters) By Editorial Board ETHIOPIA’S RULERS have redoubled a repressive policy that is failing. Instead of looking for ways to alleviate the pent-up frustrations of the ethnic Oromo and Amhara populations that spilled out in…

Here is how a State of Emergency works in TPLF’s EPRDF

Eprdf officially suspends half of the Constitutionally guaranteed rights by declaring a State of Emergency. here is How. 1.”The Law works retroactively” In violation of Art. 22 of the Constitution 2.“Media platforms that appeared as Security threats could be shut down” In violation of Art. 29 of the Constitution 3.“The right to Assembly and Demonstration…

Is WhatsApp Encryption Enough to Protect Messages?

Only sender and receiver will be able to access messages, photos, videos and voice calls besides text messages. Some US authorities say criminals and armed groups can use encryption to hide their tracks [AP] WhatsApp has reinforced the default encryption settings for users so that all messages will now be accessible only to the sender and recipient.…